Correctional officers are responsible for the custody, care and supervision of offenders in a prison or correctional institution.
Correctional Officers are also known as Detention Officers, Correction Officer and Prison Officers in certain jurisdictions.
Correctional Officers are employees of the federal, state, county or city governments. Contrary to popular belief, Correctional Officers are quialified in firearms and carry them when not in direct proximity with prison inmate population. They are Law Enforcement Officers with jurisdiction in a correctional facility.
Q: Who are Correctional Officers ?
A: Correctional Officers are underpaid, unappreciated and underrated Law Enforcement Officers who are often referred to as "Prison Guards" and often mocked by Police Officers as being wannabe-cops.
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